Hi Ive been reading comments on the internet and receiving messages from subscribers of both my blog and Youtube channel saying people are having problems cutting things with their ScanNCut.

Someone told me I can cut the built in shapes no problem but have not had a decent cut from anything Ive produced myself.

Ive also asked people how they are creating their cut files and had all manor of reply’s from making my words in a word processing package and printing and scanning, or making my word in some software, converting it in another software and then converting it again online to an SVG.

What we have to remember is we are working with a moving and rotating blade that works on a moving platform, we have to create cut files that are of a decent standard to be able to get the best results from our machine especially if we are new to electronic cutting.

We have 5 built in font on our SCN machine and if we use the online Canvas software we have 5 more. But we have the ability in Canvas to import SVG files but in my opion we need to be using a single programme to get a decent cut file that we can then convert online in Canvas to a SNC file.

I believe at the moment if we use Canvas and Inkscape we have the tools to create a cut file that will give us the best opportunity to produce a decent cut file.

Ive created this video to show you how you can use fonts of all kinds to create good cutting and drawing fonts in Inkscape that can easily be converted to use with your SNC.

These pictures show just a couple of the examples from the video which I cut and drew with the SNC machine. #gallery-2861-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-2861-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-2861-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-2861-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */

Then I took it a step further and used the dingbat font I show for the cat, enlarged it to about 10 inches and cut it out of Clarke & Clarke fabric and used it as an appliqué for a cushion.

I have put all the links to Inkscape for both Windows and Mac in the comments section of the video together with links to the font site where you should be able to get all the fonts for free.

Just to even it up for the animal lovers I’ve done a dog now too.

I hope this helps

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